E-Bike Power and Stability and a Scooter-Like Ride Make This Mini Motorbike a Super Fun Time!
To be clear, the XG is made for adult riders. Jackrabbit built its first micro e-bike to help college students make their classes on time when traveling across large campuses. This new-and-improved model serves the same purpose, but expands upon the JackRabbit OG’s massive fun factor with greater versatility, a redesigned look, and a two-thirds increase in power.
Like the ‘Noisy Cricket’ in 1997’s Men in Black, the JackRabbit XG might look like a toy, but we found that it has a serious kick. Where the original version of the bike carried a 300W rear hub motor, the XG features a full-on 500W powerhouse. The XG could do with some fine tuning in terms of starting and stopping, but its motor allowed us to confidently tackle hills and reach speeds up to 20 mph.
Like its older sibling, the XG is made to be portable. Weighing a manageable 33 lbs with its dual 36V, 151 Wh batteries, it can be carried with an optional shoulder sling. The XG’s handlebars also twist sideways, flattening the bike down so that it can fit just about anywhere – even in a dorm room where space is limited!
We tested the JackRabbit XG’s real-world performance just like any other full-size e-bike; continue reading the full review below!